Speakers

December 9, 2014: US Energy Policy. Dr Susan Tierney, managing principal at the Analysis Group, an economic and policy consulting firm in Boston, and a Board Member for the Energy Foundation

November 24, 2014: Communicating the Impacts of Climate Change. David Kenny, CEO of the Weather Company. Hosted by the Fletcher Energy and Environment Club (FLEEC)

November 20, 2014: Cyprus and the Eastern Meditteranean: Hydrocarbon Resources and Opportunities. Dr Charles Ellinas, CEO of E-C Natural Hydrocarbons Company Ltd. (e-CNHC)

October 17, 2014: Climate change and the Road to Paris. Rachel Kyte, World Bank Group Vice President and Special Envoy for Climate Change

October 10, 2014: Development Diplomacy – A perspective from the Small Island Developing States (SIDS). Dr Milan J.N. Meetarbhan, Ambassador of the Republic of Mauritius and Permanent Representative to the United Nations

September 8th, 2014: Fukushima: Facts and Lessons Learned. A conversation with Mr Kenji Tateiwa, Manager, Nuclear Power Programs (Washington Office), Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO). Hosted by the Fletcher Energy and Environment Club (FLEEC)

December 9, 2013: Climate Implications of the United States' Oil and Gas Boom
Michael Levi, David M. Rubenstein Senior Fellow for Energy and the Environment and Director of the Program on Energy Security and Climate Change, Council on Foreign Relations

December 2, 2013: 24 Months to Paris: Sustainable Development Diplomacy's Acid Test
Rachel Kyte, Vice President of Sustainable Development at the World Bank

November 22, 2013: Managing Holistically: Policies and Actions to Restore and Sustain Ecosystem Services. Allan Savory, Rancher and Restoration Ecologist, Founder of the Savory Institute and originator of the Holistic Management approach to restoring grasslands, winner of the Buckminster Fuller Challenge Award, and finalist in the Virgin Earth Challenge (Click here to watch his January 2013 presentation at Fletcher)
Note:  Public event was followed by closed student workshop with Savory on the afternoon of Nov. 22 and all day Nov. 23.

November 21, 2013: First Generation Ethanol: Evolution, Potential and Constraints, José Roberto Moreira, Professor of Energy, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil
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October 30, 2013: Climate Mitigation 2.0 – The Promise of Restorative Grazing Counter-Intuitive Approaches for Reversing Desertification and Global Warming While Meeting Human Needs. Seth Itzkan, President, Planet-TECH Associates

Read a summary of his presentation here.

October 24, 2013: Energizing Sustainable Cities: Findings from the Global Energy Assessment

Arnulf Grubler, Acting Program Leader, Transitions to New Technologies Program, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis; Professor, Energy and Technology, School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, Yale University
Read a summary of his presentation here.


October 18, 2013:
The Road Ahead for Planetary Environmentalism: An Appreciation of Professor Bill Moomaw. Robert Socolow, Professor, Princeton University
Followed by a reception from 4:30-6:00 in the Hall of Flags celebrating Professor Moomaw's distinguished career. 
View a photo gallery from the event.


October 10, 2013,
Global Energy Challenges. Ambassador Richard H. Jones, Deputy Executive Director, Emeritus, International Energy Agency (IEA).
Hosted by the Charles Francis Adams Lecture and the Fletcher Energy Club (FLEC)
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September 23, 2013, Technology Transfer for Adaptation: An Analysis of the GEF Adaptation Funds. Laura Kuhl, Predoctoral Research Fellow, CIERP, The Fletcher School

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March 27, 2013,
Gorillas and Elephants, People and Parks: Lessons in Conservation and Conflict from Central Africa. Bill Weber, International Conservationist, Co-Founder of the Mountain Gorilla Project in Rwanda, and Co-Author of In the Kingdom of Gorillas
Read a summary of his presentation here.


March 26, 2013,
Arctic Warming and Global Climate Change: An International Inquiry
Co-Sponsored by the Edward R. Murrow Center for Public Diplomacy, the Center for International Environment and Resource Policy, and the Canadian Consulate Boston
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March 25, 2013,
Let there be Light:  Addressing the Energy Access Challenge through Innovation. Kartikeya Singh, Junior Research Fellow, CIERP, The Fletcher School
Read a summary of his presentation here.


March 14, 2013,
Getting Energy Right. Dev Sanyal F'88, Executive Vice President and Group Chief of Staff, BP 
Access a full transcript of his speech here.


March 11, 2013,
Emergence of a Post-South World?: Evidence from the Climate Regime
Rishikesh Bhandary, Junior Research Fellow, CIERP, The Fletcher School
Read a summary of his presentation here.

February 25, 2013: Industrial End-Use Energy Efficient Technology Transfer and Innovation in China: Evidence from the Iron and Steel Sector. Fang Zhang, Doctoral Research Fellow, CIERP, The Fletcher School 

February 14, 2013:
Extreme Weather in a Changing Climate: Past, Present and Future. Andrew Freedman F'10, Senior Science Writer, Climate Central
Read a summary of his presentation here.


January 25, 2013:
Reversing Global Warming while Meeting Human Needs: An Urgently Needed Land-Based Option. Allan Savory, Rancher and Restoration Ecologist, Founder of the Savory Institute and originator of the Holistic Management approach to restoring grasslands, winner of the Buckminster Fuller Challenge Award, and finalist in the Virgin Earth Challenge


November 29, 2012:
Conflict and Natural Resource Video Showcase
Is piracy off the coast of Somalia caused by land use conflicts? Do diamonds cause war? How can we lessen the negative conflict-related impacts of petroleum consumption? Students from Lecturer Nancy Gleason's class "Conflict and Natural Resources" will showcase their videos. Each student video is five minutes in length.


November 26, 2012:
REDD+: Interdisciplinary and Institutional Interaction Perspectives
Ingrid Visseren-Hamakers, Assistant Professor, the Forest and Nature Conservation Policy group (FNP), Wageningen University, the Netherlands
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November 5, 2012:
Making REDD+ a Reality in the D.R. Congo: From Science to Policy and Practice. Glenn K. Bush, Ph.D., Assistant Scientist, Woods Hole Research Center
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Monday, October 22, 2012:
Public Perceptions of Wind Energy Projects in Massachusetts
Maria Petrova, Postdoctoral Fellow, CIERP, The Fletcher School
Read a summary of her presentation here.


September 24, 2012:
Riding the Unicorn: The Myth of Sustainability. Bruce J. Oreck, U.S. Ambassador to Finland and Chair, League of Green Embassies
Read a summary of his presentation here.



September 12, 2012:
A Conversation with Robert F. Cekuta, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Energy Resources, U.S. Department of State - informal discussion on the State Department's newly created Bureau of Energy Resources (ENR).
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Thursday, April 26, 2012:
Aviation Biofuels: Propelling the World toward a Low-Carbon Future. Cristina Haus, Executive Editor, Jet Fuel Intelligence, Energy Intelligence Group
Read a summary of her presentation here.


April 20, 2012:
Overcoming the Challenges of Climate Change, An Earth Day Talk. William Moomaw, Director, CIERP
Co-sponsored by TIE, Tufts Office of Sustainability, Tufts Climate Policy and Planning Coalition (CPPC), and CIERP


March 29, 2012:
Natural Gas: Risks and Opportunities; Shale gas, hydraulic fracturing, and other facts. Susan Tierney, Managing Principal, Analysis Group, and Member of the Secretary of Energy Advisory Board's Shale Gas Committee.
Read a summary of her presentation here.

March 26, 2012: The Arctic: A New Model for Global Cooperation. Olafur Ragnar Grimsson, President of Iceland
Hosted by The Edward R. Murrow Center, The Fletcher School; CIERP, The Fletcher School; The Institute of the North, Anchorage, AK; and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Government of Norway.
Read a summary of his presentation here.


March 15, 2012:
Getting Agriculture into the Climate Negotiations
Tina Joemat-Pettersson, Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Republic of South Africa (via Skype)

March 14, 2012:
Indigenous People and Resource Rights. Chandra Roy-Henriksen, Chief of the Secretariat, UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues
Part of the series Resource Conflicts: Spotlight on Global Trends, National Interests, and Private Sector Role, co-sponsored by CIERP, CEME, Tufts Energy Conference, FLEC, and INCR.


March 12, 2012:
NIMBY-ism and Wind Power — a New Look at an Old Problem. Maria Petrova Stefanovich, Postdoctoral Fellow, CIERP, The Fletcher School
Read a summary of her presentation here.


March 1, 2012:
International Resource Politics and Minerals: How does the Resource Nexus come in? Raimund Bleischwitz, Transatlantic Academy Fellow and Co-Director, Material Flows and Resource Management, Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy
Read a summary of his presentation here. 


February 9, 2012:
Climate Change & Sustainable Development Diplomacy: The Ongoing Process. Andrew Steer, Special Envoy for Climate Change, the World Bank
Read a summary of his presentation here.

January 25, 2012: Reversing Global Warming and Desertification with Livestock?
Counter Intuitive Thinking: A Futurist's Inquiry.
Seth Itzkan, President, Planet-TECH Associates
Read a summary of his presentation here.

January 19, 2012: From Rio to Rio: Moving Towards Sustainable Development in a Multi-speed World. Rachel Kyte, Vice President of Sustainable Development, World Bank
Read a summary of her presentation here.

December 5, 2011: Interconnected Energy Grids - a Future for Electric Energy. Aleksandar Stanković, Alvin H. Howell Professor in Electrical Engineering
View his presentation here.

November 16, 2011: Energy Security in South Asia: Towards Cooperation or Conflict?Charles K. Ebinger, Director, Energy Security Initiative, The Brookings Institution.
Part of the series Resource Conflicts: Spotlight on Global Trends, National Interests, and Private Sector Role, co-sponsored by CIERP, CEME, Tufts Energy ConferenceFLEC, and INCR
Read a summary of his presentation here.

November 14, 2011: Renewable Energy Sources and Climate Change Mitigation: The 2011 IPCC Report. William Moomaw, Convening Lead Author, IPCC SRREN Report 2011, and Director, CIERP
Read a summary of his presentation here

October 24, 2011: Book Talk – Climate Governance at the Crossroads: Experimenting with a Global Response after Kyoto. Matthew J. Hoffmann, Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Toronto
Read a summary of his presentation here.

 

October 12, 2011: Resource conflicts: Renewable energies as peace enablers?Sherri W. Goodman, SVP and Corporate Secretary, CNA Analysis and Solutions
Part of the series Resource Conflicts: Spotlight on Global Trends, National Interests, and Private Sector Role, co-sponsored by CIERP, CEME, Tufts Energy ConferenceFLEC, and INCR

October 3, 2011: Understanding Climate Mitigation Responses in the United States and China from the Strategic and Institutional Perspective. Xingshu Zhao, Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, CIERP

September 27, 2011: Resource Wars - Underlying Structures and Trends. Michael T. Klare, Five College Professor of Peace and World Security Studies, based at Hampshire College
Part of the series Resource Conflicts: Spotlight on Global Trends, National Interests, and Private Sector Role, co-sponsored by CIERP, CEME, Tufts Energy ConferenceFLEC, and INCR